The GEO 600 gravitational wave detector

Willke, B. et al. (2002) The GEO 600 gravitational wave detector. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 19(7), 1377 -1387. (doi:10.1088/0264-9381/19/7/321)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0264-9381/19/7/321

Abstract

The GEO 600 laser interferometer with 600 m armlength is part of a worldwide network of gravitational wave detectors. Due to the use of advanced technologies like multiple pendulum suspensions with a monolithic last stage and signal recycling, the anticipated sensitivity of GEO 600 is close to the initial sensitivity of detectors with several kilometres armlength. This paper describes the subsystems of GEO 600, the status of the detector by September 2001 and the plans towards the first science run.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Heptonstall, Dr Alastair and Grant, Mr Alastair and Cagnoli, Dr Gianpietro and Rowan, Professor Sheila and Casey, Dr Morag and Robertson, Professor Norna and Barr, Dr Bryan and Robertson, Dr David and Woan, Professor Graham and Crooks, Dr David and Hough, Professor James and Ward, Professor Henry and Sneddon, Dr Peter and Newton, Dr Gavin and Strain, Professor Kenneth
Authors: Willke, B., Aufmuth, P., Aulbert, C., Babak, S., Balasubramanian, R., Barr, B.W., Berukoff, S., Bose, S., Cagnoli, G., Casey, M.M., Churches, D., Clubley, D., Colacino, C.N., Crooks, D.R.M., Cutler, C., Danzmann, K., Davies, R., Dupuis, R., Elliffe, E., Fallnich, C., Freise, A., Gossler, S., Grant, A., Grote, H., Heinzel, G., Heptonstall, A., Heurs, M., Hewitson, M., Hough, J., Jennrich, O., Kawabe, K., Kotter, K., Leonhardt, V., Luck, H., Malec, M., McNamara, P.W., McIntosh, S.A., Mossavi, K., Mohanty, S., Mukherjee, S., Nagano, S., Newton, G.P., Owen, B.J., Palmer, D., Papa, M.A., Plissi, M.V., Quetschke, V., Robertson, D.I., Robertson, N.A., Rowan, S., Rudiger, A., Sathyaprakash, B.S., Schilling, R., Schutz, B.F., Senior, R., Sintes, A.M., Skeldon, K.D., Sneddon, P., Stief, F., Strain, K.A., Taylor, I., Torrie, C.I., Vecchio, A., Ward, H., Weiland, U., Welling, H., Williams, P., Winkler, W., Woan, G., and Zawischa, I.
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Classical and Quantum Gravity
ISSN:0264-9381
ISSN (Online):1361-6382

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